For the 12th episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast, we chose to focus on “The Importance of Being Open,” with a nod to Oscar Wilde. Openness – whether it’s to new ideas, new ways of doing things, or new partnerships – is a necessity for innovation to flourish in any organization.
Our guest for this episode on “The Importance of Being Open” is innovation thought leader Russ Schoen. Russ is the Chief Collaboration Officer at FourSight and a trailblazer in the fields of innovation, team building, creativity, and change leadership. He is also the President of Mindgarden Innovation, a consulting company that works with organizations to unlock their innovative potential.
Russ’s clientele is just as impressive as his global reach. He has worked with clients in North America, Kuwait, Singapore, South Africa, and Australia, among others, for a broad range of companies that includes Coca-Cola, Disney, Novartis, the New York Stock Exchange, Verizon, HBO, and Discover. Russ is an adjunct professor at the Center for Studies in Creativity, where he has been teaching graduate level courses in facilitating the creative process since 2007.
Among the highlights of this week’s podcast:
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